ART AND HISTORY MUSEUM
WAR HERITAGE INSTITUTE
BRUSSELS TRAM MUSEUM
BOGHOSSIAN FOUNDATION – VILLA EMPAIN
67 AVENUE FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT
T 8,25 B 71,72
STANDING GUIDES – From Saint Luke to Andy Warhol – From the first representation of the Virgin Mary painted by Saint Luke to the contemporary icons of Wim Delvoye, Mounir Fatmi or Andy Warhol, the spiritual is revealed in art. Wander through the icons of yesterday and today and discover their history.
At the Villa Empain, masterpiece of the Brussels Art Deco architecture, the Boghossian Foundation offers to discover the exhibition “Icons”.
Tradition attributes the first icons to Saint Luke who, after Pentecost, is said to have painted three representations of the Virgin Mary. From the first icons of Europe and the Middle East to modern and contemporary works, these pictorial representations of the divine have inspired many believers and artists. The exhibition Icons, curated by Henri Loyrette, former Director of the Musée d’Orsay and Chairman and Director of the Louvre Museum, reveals how spiritual dimensions have been integrated into works of art from Antiquity to the present day.